Friday, June 15, 2012

Got to see my brother John and his family

My brother John and Lisa and their 4 children, Ashlyn, Caiden, Collin, and Colten all got to come vistit last week!  Have never seen the 2 youngest, so what a treat!  I miss living near them in Pensacola.  Sigh.  Lisa, even though she has 4 to keep up with, pretty much waited on me hand and foot!  She never stopped the whole time she was here.  She did dishes, was constantly bringing me things I needed with Cayla before I even realized I needed them, washed and rewashed all my bottles and syringes and parafanalia all day, did laundry, helped with all meals to the point where I felt like I wasn't even needed.  She was such a blessing to me!  She nursed Colten while I pumped and we had great talk times.  :o)  She's such a great listener as I cried through the good and bad emotions, feelings and struggles going on inside me.  God knows what and who is needed at just the right time.  I am blessed to have her as my sister-in-law.  Thanks to all of them for such a fun refreshing time together albeit it was short, but maybe that's all for the best.  I don't think Lisa and John could have kept that pace up for long on their "vacation".   Samuel had a blast playing with all his cousins!  They followed him around like the Pied Piper.  He will miss them greatly!  He was so good with them, setting up and playing cars with Collin who couldn't get enough of the cars, and playing legos with Ashlyn and Caiden and then racing MarioKart on the Wii.  :o)

Samuel, Ashlyn and Caiden

The whole gang   :o)

Lisa and Colten
Samuel, Ashlyn and Caiden with the Legos

Lowell trying hard to beat Ashlyn and Caiden in MarioKart
John and his boys